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Alion announces new head of Naval Architecture, Marine Business
Alion has announced that Senior Vice President Vince Stammetti will serve as the new lead for its Systems Solutions Business Unit (SSBU), which provides full lifecycle naval architecture and marine engineering solutions to the United States Navy as well as other Department of Defense (DoD) and commercial clients. Stammetti assumes this role following a year as the capture and technical lead for combat and C4ISR systems on one of the company’s transformational bids.
“We’re thrilled to have Vince take on this important leadership role for the company,” said Alion’s CEO Steve Schorer. “I’ve been impressed by what I’ve seen so far, and I’m excited to see how we moves this team and this business forward.”
Prior to joining Alion, Stammetti was the vice president and general manager of the Power and Control Technologies (PCT) division of DRS Technologies, based in Milwaukee. There, he was responsible for the overall performance of that business unit, which focused on the design, engineering, manufacturing, testing, and in-service support of shipboard electrical distribution and power conversion equipment. This equipment is fielded on most US Naval vessels, including aircraft carriers, large deck amphibious ships, surface combatants, and submarines as well as in allied navies around the world.
“I’m humbled by the opportunity to take what I’ve learned during 37 years in this business and turn that into exceptional service for our Navy and marine customers,” said Stammetti. “I’ve learned that, if we serve our customers and support our people, then the rest takes care of itself.”
Stammetti joined DRS following a successful tenure as the general manager of BAE Systems Southeast shipyards in Jacksonville and Mayport, Florida. In this capacity, he was accountable for all aspects of business operations of both shipyards and more than 1,200 employees. Stammetti also served BAE in government relations and business development roles. Prior to BAE, he held the position of naval program director with Sayers & Associates, where he directly supported the Navy’s DDG1000 program office. Prior to Sayers, Stammetti worked at Lockheed Martin (LM) as production director for Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). His LM experience included considerable time at Marinette Marine, where he led activities associated with delivery of LCS-1. This tour included close coordination with PCT on both electrical distribution and machinery control systems.
Before transitioning to industry, Stammetti had a distinguished 20-year career in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Commander in 2001. After graduating from the US Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree, he served as a surface warfare officer, later transitioning to the Engineering Duty Officer (EDO) community, following successful completion of his master’s degree at the Naval Postgraduate School. As an EDO, Stammetti served in several capacities involved in shipbuilding and engineering, including assignments in the Office of the Ship Superintendent; Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard; production manager in the Office of the Supervisor of Shipbuilding in Bath, Maine; and post delivery manager of the DDG51 Class Destroyer program.